Andrew Pekler – Fourth World Problems

Travelling with my family through Europe many years ago, I first ran into Andrew Pekler inside small record store somewhere in Germany. What better opportunity is there for a kid to avoid boring sightseeing to spend some hours digging for records? This is how I eventually got to know Andrew’s own music, from his involvement in several bands to his solo efforts as Sad Rockets and under his own name.

More than 15 years later, I still follow his activities on SoundCloud and occasionally catch one of his mixes on Dublab radio. Here’s one he recorded for the Skyapnea show on NTS Live.01. Andrew Pekler – Untitled
02. Unnamned Burundian Musician – Chant Avec Citahare / Toru Takemitsu – Water Music
03. Mike Cooper – Electricity
04. Joel Chadabe – Yum Yum
05. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Ulu Watu
06. Andrew Pekler – Synthetic Birdsong / Untitled
07. Michael Prime – The Mouth Of Hermes / Barbera Benary – Sleeping Braid
08. Chappel Mood Music Vol. 15 – Électronique / Zazou, Bikaye, Cy 1 – M’pasi Ya
09. Andrew Pekler – Synthetic Birdsong / Madalyn Merkey – Archipelago
10. Barbara Kolb – Solitaire / Waisoni Msusa- Kung’anda Kwa Anyamata
11. Dennis Smalley – The Pulses Of Time
12. Peuls Musicians Of Niger – Pakapak / Mike Cooper – Tahiti Green Island
13. Gordon Monahan – Large Piano Magnified / Andrew Pekler – Untitled
14. Andrew Pekler – Untitled
15. Mbuti Singers – Iyo-o-o / David Keane – In Memorium Hugh Le Caine
16. Jon Hassell – Empire IV
17. Unnamed Burundian Musician – Take Me Back To Mabayi / Pierre Henry – Danse / Additional Sounds
18. Andrew Pekler – Untitled
19. Nuno Canavarro – Bruma / Unnamed Burundian Singers – Akazéhé / Andrew Pekler – Synthetic Birdsong

Esoterische Klangmixtur assembled by Andrew Pekler

I haven’t done much today except sitting on my bed, listening to some old Can longplayers. Suddenly, I was thinking about Andrew Pekler, maybe it was something in Damo‘s voice – I don’t know. Anyway, I looked up old Andrew on the internet and eventually came across this mixtape which perfectly fit into my mood today.

01. Kurt Schwitters – Sonate In Urlauten
02. Karl Berger – With Silence
03. Ursula Bogner – Or Dor Melanor
04. Paul Wirkus & Mapstation – Distant Kit
05. Steinbrüchel – D
06. Peter Michael Hamel – Song Of The Dolphins
07. Ernst Jandl – Im Reich Der Toten
08. Moebius & Plank – News
09. Black To Comm – Eggchess 3
10. A.R. & Machines – Cosmic Vibrations
11. Faruk Green – Makes Me Nuts
12. Kreidler – Desto
13. Workshop – Simply What I Want To Do
14. Konrad Sprenger – TRPS
15. Genf – VIP Schaukel
16. Gerhard Rühm – Komplex 10
17. Wolfgang Dauner – Brazing The Sky High Full
18. Black To Comm – The Male Garden
19. Can – The Empress And The Ukraine King
20. Cluster – Marzipan
21. Niobe – Maracas & Vocales

Regular Dublab listeners might be familiar with this one, Andrew Pekler has been a frequent contributor to the site. Unfortunately, there’s no download for this one, but maybe you take this as a starting point to discover Andrew’s music on his SoundCloud page.